Education outreach staff
Sheryl Burgstahler founded and continues to direct two centers at the University of Washington—the DO-IT Center (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology, www.uw.edu/doit) and the U.W. Access Technology Center (ATC, www.washington.edu/itconnect/accessibility/atl/). These two centers promote (1) the use of mainstream and assistive technology and other interventions to support the success of students with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers and (2) the development of facilities, computer labs, academic and administrative software, websites, multimedia, instruction, and distance learning programs that are welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities. The ATC focuses efforts at the UW; the DO-IT Center reaches national and international audiences with the support of federal, state, corporate, foundation, and private funds. Dr. Burgstahler is also an Affiliate Professor in the College of Education. Her teaching and research focus on the successful transition of students with disabilities to college and careers and on the application of universal design to instruction, student services, technology, and physical spaces.